Internship Admissions



The application process for the
Pathmaker Internship is now 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all application and onboarding deadlines are subject to change based on federal, state, and local COVID-19 regulations and guidance. We will post updated information on this webpage if any changes must be made during 2021 B application cycle. Thank you for your flexibility during these evolving times.


Admissions Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to participate as an intern, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old before starting the application process (16 for Level I High School Internship)
  • 15 months of availability to participate
  • Valid Social Security Number & ability to pass background check
  • Speak and read English fluently
  • Daily access to email
  • Reliable transportation to and from Escondido and Poway
  • One-time, non-refundable $100 onboarding fee (upon acceptance)

Interview/Onboarding Timeline for 2021 B:

Before applying, here are the important dates you should be available for. If you know you will be unavailable for these dates (out of town, in school, etc.), it is recommended that you delay applying until you are able to make the required dates.

  • Application Opens: beginning of January 2021
  • Interviews Occur: second half of February 2021
  • Acceptance Notifications Sent By: Saturday, March 6th, 2021
  • Orientation Events: April 2021
  • Skills Days: April 2021
  • Department Specific Orientation & Training: May 2021
  • 2021 B Rotation: June 1st, 2021 through August 31st, 2021

Availability for the first rotation: 

Please note, as a new intern you will be expected to serve one 4-hour shift per week for the course of your first rotation without a gap between shifts of more than 14 days. This means that for 2021 B, you should anticipate applying only if you plan to be available for the onboarding dates above, and on a weekly basis from June 1st, 2021 through August 31st, 2021.

Important Information for Applicants:

  • Interns are accepted and on-boarded every three months, with start dates of March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Please note that interviews scheduled to take place three months prior to the start of your clinical rotation cycle (e.g. if you interview in September, you will be starting December 1st)
  • For any additional information, please contact us at

Application Cycle

Application Opens


Onboarding Process

Official Start Date

2021 B January1st mid February – early March April – May  June 1st, 2021
2021 C April 1st  mid May– early June July – August September 1st, 2021
2021 D July 1st mid August –
early September
October – November December 1st, 2021
2022 A October 1st mid November –
early December
January – February March 1st, 2022